Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, or simply Professor, is a fictional character in the American animated television seriesFuturama. He is voiced by Billy West using a combination of impressions of Burgess Meredith and Frank Morgan. Farnsworth is the proprietor of the Planet Express delivery service, for whom the main characters work. He is the great (×30) nephew of Philip J. Fry, one of the series' protagonists. His catchphrase and favorite form of greeting his friends is entering a room and excitedly proclaiming "Good news, everyone!" Though the information he shares is rarely good news.